Love this. What a wonderfully inspirational initiative. No doubt this work plants so many seeds of inspiration and hope in the Volunteersâ€™ lives, in those who hear of this, in those who visit the area. Spreading Awareness of the plight of the wildlife and hightlighting what caused the need for this project in the first place. Wonderful to see such collective action producing far greater results than any one political leader of system ever could (as if they ever could!) Wonderfully inspiring!
Diego Mier y teran
Chadâ€™s work, his commitment, is undoubtedly inspiring and worthy of applause. We need more people like him and his volunteers. Nevertheless itâ€™s work that deals with the effects, not the causes, of the problem. Itâ€™s not addressing the structural causes of who creates all that garbage or who profits by using th river as dumpster, or the underlying narrative by which we understand nature as something separate from us, for example. I fear that these initiatives, as great as they are, also reproduce the idea that solutions to the pollution problem lie in individual action, not in structural, political changes.
I'm a teacher and a big fan of kids. They have the power to change the world, and I think they've figured out some very original ways to accomplish that. Chad may be one in a million, but he is changing the world by engaging 87,000 volunteers, none of whom will ever toss their trash in a river.
It warms my heart to see young people so enthusiastic about cleaning up "the mess." If these folks can continue their enthusiasm and get leaders involved, there will be hope for our planet.
I LOVE this video because it tells of a person who stood for this as a teen AND remains focused on his goal...truly WONDERFUL tale of an exceptional individual....WOW
So uplifting, especially after our president guts the clean water act.
surprising. cleaning places like Mississippi River. really wonderful
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Umm Good job man. cant see myself doing that sorry